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Crumpton in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Callister’s Ferry

Callister’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
March 10, 2006
1. Callister’s Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot Henry Callister, Merchant, operated a rope and raft ferry across the Chester River during the 1750’s and 1760’s. Well into the next century the crossing at Crumpton continued to be known as “Callister’s Ferry.” It served as an important link in early overland transportation on the upper Eastern Shore.
Erected by Queen Anne’s County Bicentennial Commission and Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 14.622′ N, 75° 55.464′ W. Marker is in Crumpton, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Crumpton Road (Maryland Route 290), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crumpton MD 21628, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Highland Garnet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Dudley's Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dudley's Chapel
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Sudlersville Memorial Library (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sudlersville (approx. 5.3 miles away); James Emory Foxx (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sudlersville Train Station (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Chester River near old ferry crossing. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Chester River near old ferry crossing.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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